Contraindications to the keto diet and LCHF: harm and consequences

There are many rumors about the harms and dangers of the keto diet. In fact, the contraindications for the keto diet are a short list of serious diseases. Who can do the keto diet and who can’t?

Contraindications to the keto diet usually include a number of diseases that are actually indications for the diet. Here is a short list of the main contraindications.

Absolute contraindications

  • Porfiria;
  • Renal and liver failure (CKD and cirrhosis);

Acute conditions

  • Viruses – from flu to covid-19
  • Heart attack
  • Gastritis (not chronic) and other gastroenterological issues in acute phase

If you have something acute,  postpone the transition and start after recovery.

Rare conditions: 

  • Aminoacidopathy;
  • Addison’s disease (chronic adrenal insufficiency);
  • Deficiency of carnitine translocase;
  • Short chain acyl dihydrogenase deficiency (SCAD);
  • Deficiency of mitochondrial 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A synthetase (mHMGS);
  • Long chain acyl dihydrogenase (LCAD) deficiency;
  • Medium chain acyl dihydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency;Deficiency of long-chain 3hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A;
  • Pyruvate carboxylase deficiency;Violation of beta-oxidation of fatty acids;

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